Purchasing unopened 3DS XL from gamestop?

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  1. Mayhem1124
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    Can anyone give me an estimate of the firmware? Whether or not it's going to be 9.2 or lower? Any help on this appreciated.
     
  2. jefffisher

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    if it's an old xl %100 if it's a new xl probably only like %5
     
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    It hasn't got *New* in the name, so I'm assuming that means it's an 'old' one. I can never keep up anymore. -.-
     
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    Your're old3ds guess is perfect. The new3ds, however, probably more like a 25% chance. More if you check serial codes.
    Your confusion is totally nint's fault with the silly naming system they have.
     
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    All the 'old' previous editions of the 3ds and XL will be suitable for gateway, the stopped building them a while back.
     
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    Awesome! This was what I was trying to find out. Wasn't sure whether they were still in production, or whether they stopped after the release of the *New* versions. Thanks!

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    Yeah, trying to explain to the Gamestop people that you're looking for a 'New Old 3DS XL' is a real pain...
     
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    Just bought it and it's 6.1! =D
     
  8. Ericzander

    Ericzander I used hax to get yellow name

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    And let's end this thread by bowing our heads and saying, "screw GameStop, you filthy scammers."

    Amen.

    (Glad that you got what you wanted though :))
     
  9. Hammyface

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    From Gamestop I'd say it's ridiculously unlikely you will get anything below a 9.4.

    All the Targets near me are 9.4 units and they don't sell as many new3DSes as Gamestop does.
    Your only hope honestly is trying a retailer that NOBODY buys video game stuff from and might have old stock. Costco maybe?
     
  10. Ericzander

    Ericzander I used hax to get yellow name

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    She was talking about the old 3DS XL. And she got what she wanted.
     
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    edit ::ninja::
     
  12. Hammyface

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    Oops, I somehow missed the reply.

    Yeah the naming scheme still gets to me too.